At one point, she was having a skin cancer surgery once every three months.
Today, at 44-years old, Lisa has had a total of 86 surgeries. She’s more intentional than ever before about taking care of her skin.
“Sunscreen is part of my daily routine, I won’t go outside without it,” she said, adding that she applies it all over her body as soon as she gets out of the shower, and reapplies it through out the day. Lisa says she doesn’t go anywhere without sunscreen these days, and always has a bottle in her car or purse.
She also limits her exposure to the sun in other ways like, wearing long sleeves and a hat when she’s outside, and being mindful of how much time she spends outdoors.
Lisa hopes her experiences will serve as a warning to young women about just how preventable skin cancer is. She also wants girls to know that being tan is not the answer to beauty.
“I would much rather be pale, white, covered in freckles than to have all of the scars that I have,” she says.